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Professor Johnson named to '40 Under 40' by National Bar Association and IMPACT

Assistant Professor of Law Shontavia Johnson was recognized as a “2013 Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40” by the National Bar Association and IMPACT. Nation’s Best Advocates recognizes talented individuals (age 40 and under) within the African American legal community who have achieved prominence and distinction, professionally and philanthropically.
November 5, 2013

Drake LL.M. student publishes article on WikiLeaks

“The Fifth Estate” opened in theaters Friday, Oct. 18 featuring one of this century’s most sensitive topics: WikiLeaks. For Drake Law alumnus Nawi Ukabiala, LW’11, the timing is perfect. An article he wrote at Drake on the same topic was recently published in the Federal Courts Law Review, Oct. 2013.
October 17, 2013

Drake to host 20th annual Halloween Hoops

On Monday, Oct. 28, Drake University will host its 20th annual Halloween Hoops Party for Des Moines area children ages 3–11. The event will be held in the Bell Center on the Drake University campus at 1421 27th Street from 6–8 p.m.
October 14, 2013

Drake 3L interns at district attorney's office in New York

Drake 3L Sasha Mayo spent her last summer of law school interning at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in downtown Brooklyn, NY. Her assignment was in the Domestic Violence Bureau working with the Misdemeanor Assistant District Attorney and the Felony Assistant District Attorney.
October 8, 2013

Distinguished Lecture Series hosts expert on Latinos in the U.S.

UCLA Vice-Dean Laura Gómez speaks on Latinos in the U.S. on Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. in Opperman Hall at Drake University Law School.
October 1, 2013

Wrongful convictions expert to speak at Drake Law School

Prof. Jon Gould, professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Society at American University, will give a talk entitled, “Predicting Wrongful Convictions” at the Drake University Law School on Friday, Oct. 11.
September 23, 2013

Drake Law students play integral part in annual Stand Down event

Drake Law School students participated in the local Stand Down event held annually for homeless or near-homeless veterans.
September 18, 2013

Kende, Foxhoven participate in Constitution Day activities

Professors Mark Kende and Jerry Foxhoven each served as a panelist for Constitution Day activities.  Kende participated at Iowa State as a panelist for "Genes, Race, Free Speech, Same-Sex Marriage and the U.S. Supreme Court."  Foxhoven was a panelist for a webinar sponsored by the Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA) and the Iowa Department of Education.  The webinar was titled, "The Constitution – The Words We Live By."
September 18, 2013

Richard H. Pildes to present 2013 Constitution Day Lecture

On September 16, Richard H. Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University School of Law, will deliver a lecture on “The Fundamental Transformation in the Law and Practice of Modern Warfare” at 3 p.m. in the Sussman Theater of the Olmsted Center at Drake University. This event is free and open to the public.
September 13, 2013

Professor Pattison, 3L Lori Bullock present at National Association of Counsel for Children Annual Conference

Drake Law School and the Middleton Center for Children’s Rights continue to participate in national discussions about the importance of quality advocacy for children in child welfare proceedings.
September 11, 2013

Drake 3L experiences global spectrum of the law

Drake Law believes that practical experience is vital to the success of its students. Beatriz Mate-Kodjo, a Drake Law 3L, has taken advantage of numerous opportunities to gain practical experience both domestically and abroad while at Drake.
August 27, 2013

Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame honorees include Drake Law alumnae

Many of this year’s honorees into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame hold a tie with either Drake University/Drake Law School. Three of the four women inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame today are graduates of Drake University, including two Drake Law School graduates.
August 26, 2013

Judge Pratt to visit Drake Law School for Public Service Law Day

United States District Judge Robert Pratt, Southern District of Iowa, will be the speaker for the Law School’s Public Service Law Day on Tuesday, Sept. 24. A public lecture is scheduled for 11 a.m.
August 26, 2013

Professor Jerry Foxhoven to chair governor’s task force

Professor Jerry Foxhoven, executive director of the Neal and Bea Smith Legal Clinic and professor of law at Drake Law School, has been appointed chair of a task force overseeing recommendations regarding the Iowa Juvenile Home.
August 21, 2013

Des Moines named 'Best City for Business and Careers' by Forbes

Des Moines, Iowa tops our list this year. It is the only place that ranks among the top quartile in at least nine of the 12 metrics we graded the cities on. Highlights for the Des Moines metro include business costs that are 17% below the national average and an educated workforce where 36% of the population has a college degree and 92% possess a high school diploma.
August 7, 2013